~Serving Skagit county since 1942~
The Function of the Conservation District is to take available technical, financial and educational resources, whatever their source, and focus or coordinate these resources to meet the needs of the local land user and promote the conservation of soil, water and other natural resources.
The Skagit Conservation District (SCD) Board
is composed of local farmers, landowners, and concerned citizens and is dedicated to maintaining Skagit County's renewable natural resources.
The SCD's mission is to provide voluntary, incentive based options that support working landscapes while protecting and enhancing our natural resources. Its priorities and goals include:
Protection and improvement of surface and groundwater quality
Watershed planning and implementation
Riparian restoration and enhancement
Community wildfire prevention & protection
Fish and wildlife habitat enhancement
These goals are met through SCD's extensive technical assistance and public outreach programs. SCD's volunteer board of supervisors, guides and administers the SCD's programs to provide education and on-the-ground assistance to our cooperators. SCD staff works with private partners, local, state and federal government agencies, agricultural and environmental organizations, and other conservation districts. The SCD is funded through grants, an annual native plant sale, and state general fund money requiring a dollar-for-dollar match.